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Visas For Hong Kong SAR
2012-11-22
 

I. Visiting Hong Kong with a Philippines passport or other passports

1. Philippine nationals who desire to go to Hong Kong for transit, tourism or business with a stay of no more than 14 days do not need to apply for visas.

2. Nationals of other countries please visit Hong Kong Immigration Department websitehttp://www.info.gov.hk/immd/ for requirements.

 

II. Visiting Hong Kong with a Passport/Travel Document of the People's Republic of China

1. Transit through Hong Kong

1) Holder of a valid passport of the People's Republic of China who travels with a connecting ticket from overseas through Hong Kong to a third country/region may stay in Hong Kong for up to 7 days without a Hong Kong entry permit. If the final destination is China's mainland or Macao, no connecting ticket is required.

Holder of a valid passport of the People's Republic of China who travels with a connecting ticket and a valid visa or document of permanent residency of the destination country/region (e.g. work visa, student visa, permanent resident card) from China's mainland through Hong Kong to a third country/region may stay in Hong Kong for up to 7 days without a Hong Kong entry permit.

2) Travelers who plan to stay in Hong Kong for more than 7 days must apply for an entry permit. The Chinese Embassy/Consulate General will issue a single-entry or double-entry permit valid for 3 months with a maximum duration of stay of 30 days each time. Philippines I-card holders who have lived overseas for at least one year can apply for a multiple-entry permit valid for 2 years.

 

2. Visiting Hong Kong

1) Chinese citizens going to Hong Kong for short visit (regardless of the passport type) must apply for aHong Kong entry permit.

2) Visitors under any of the following circumstances must apply for a Hong Kong entry permit at the HKSAR Immigration department or to the Chinese Consulates General regardless of the length of stay:

(1) The purpose of the trip is to get employment, give performances or hold exhibitions; or to reside permanently;

(2) The purpose of the trip is to study, or receive vocational education or industrial/business training;

(3) The visitor intends to work or reside permanently in Hong Kong.

Please visit the website of the HKSAR Immigration Department (http://www.info.gov.hk /immd/) for more information.

 

3. Visitors traveling with a Travel Document of the People's Republic of China to visit or transit though Hong Kong must apply for a Hong Kong entry permit.

 

III. Hong Kong Residents Going to Hong Kong

No visa or entry permit is required for any holder of the following travel documents:

· Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Passport,

· Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card,

· Hong Kong Certificate of Identity (CI) ,

·Hong Kong Seaman's Identity Book (excluding seamen overstaying temporary shore leave),

· British National (Overseas) Passport.

 

IV. Macao Residents Visiting Hong Kong

1. The following permanent residents of Macao may visit Hong Kong without entry permit for a period up to 180 days:

1) Permanent residents of Macao holding valid permanent identity cards of Macao and in conformity with general entry regulations;

2) Holders of Visit Permit for Residents of Macao SAR to HKSAR and proof of permanent resident status inMacao.

2. Holders of Visit Permit for Residents of Macao SAR to HKSAR who are non-permanent residents ofMacao may visit Hong Kong without entry permit for up to 30 days.

3. Holders of Macao SAR passports and holders of Macao SAR Travel Permits who travel between Macao SAR and another country/region may transit through Hong Kong for a stay up to 7 days without entry permit, provided that the general entry regulations are met, including possession of valid visas or other entry documents for the destination and confirmed onward tickets.

2. Please visit the website of the HKSAR Immigration Department (http://www.info.gov.hk/immd) for more information.

 

V. Taiwan Residents Visiting Hong Kong

1. Holders of valid "Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents" may enter Hong Kong as tourists and stay for up to 7 days without entry permit, provided the general entry regulations are met.

2. Taiwan residents who live in Taiwan should apply for entry permit issued by HKSAR Immigration Department through one of the authorized airline companies or agencies if they intend to visit or transit through Hong Kong and stay there for over 7 days.

3. Taiwan compatriots who live overseas should apply for a Travel Document of the People's Republic of China and a Hong Kong entry permit at the Chinese Consulate General (see Travel Document for more information) if they intend to visit Hong Kong without "Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents". They should also apply for an entry permit which can be single-entry or double-entry valid for 3 months, or multiple-entry valid for one year with duration of stay up to 14 days each time. Applicants applying for a multiple-entry permit valid for one year must submit proof of residency in the Philippines (e.g. I-card).

If an applicant intends to stay for more than 14 days in Hong Kong, the application will be referred to the Immigration Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for processing,

Please visit the website of the HKSAR Immigration Department (http://www.info.gov.hk/immd/) for more information.

 

VI. Application Materials,How to Apply, Processing time,Visa fee

1. Application Materials

1) Passport – Original passport that is valid for at least another 6 months with at least one blank visa page, a photocopy of the passport's information/photo page and emergency contact page.

2) Visa Application Form – You must submit truthfully completed and signed Hong Kong Visa Application Form.

3) Documents supporting the purpose of visit to Hong Kong.

2. How to Apply

Applicants may submit the application to the Consular office of the Embassy of the People's Republic ofChina in the Philippines in person or through an authorized travel agency.

Applicants may also submit the application directly to HK Immigration Department.

3. Visa Fee (Unit: Peso) and Processing Time

Regular

4th working day

Express

3rd working day

Rush

2nd working day

1600

2700

3300

Pay visa fees when collecting passport.

Only cash payment is accepted now. 

* An additional 1350 pesos of liaison fee should be paid upon submission for an application that needs to be referred to the Immigration Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for processing. Such an application is not eligible for express or rush service.

* The Entry permit fee for Chinese national is 400 pesos/Regular, 1500pesos/Express and 2100pesos/Rush.

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